Guitar For Travelling - Which Should I Choose?

Nov 19, 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned guitar player who wants a travel companion or a budding young Ed Sheeran enthusiast, we have a choice selection which is sure to include your new favourite instrument.

Over the past 10 years travel guitars have witnessed a massive surge in popularity, not only as a result of Ed Sheeran’s astronomical rise to fame but also due to the ergonomic design, value for money and practicality embodied by many guitars of this design.

I myself have invested in the fabulous Takamine GX11ME-NS, an all mahogany electro acoustic which at the time of writing this comes in at just over the £300 mark with a gig bag included. This impressive value for money aside, being able to throw it in my car or even over my shoulder on the way to lessons/gigs is a massive plus. No more lugging grandad’s old dreadnought around!

For those players just getting into the guitar who are perhaps intimidated by the prospect of a full size steel string guitar, the James Neligan ASY-A Mini is fantastic option coming in at just £185 right nowagain with a gig bag included.

A real shining star in the pantheon of travel sized acoustic is the gorgeous Eastman ACTG2E. This stunning instrument is handcrafted by Eastman’s luthiers using an all solid sapele body and featuring the fantastic Fishman Sonitone pickup. Although this guitar comes in at a slightly higher price point than the Takamine and the James Neligan you are getting a truly handmade guitar that oozes class.

This is just a selection of some of my favourites but we also have offerings from well known brands such as Gretsch, Fender, Faith and Martin so when your next pondering picking up a travel sized guitar make sure to pop it to Sounds Great, take a look at our amazing choice and browse in a stress free no pressure environment.

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